Upcoming Events

Check below for details of these really fun events coming up on our schedule!

   Hot Courts Every Thursday!

  Mixed Doubles - Sunday April 27th

  Interclub with El Cerrito Tennis Club - Friday May 2nd

   TGIF #1 Friday May 9th

  Pajaro Dunes – Spring Away Weekend – May 16th to18th

  TGIF #2 Friday June 20th

  TGIF #3 Friday July 18th

  TGIF #4 Friday August 8th

  TGIF #5 Friday September 12th

  TGIF #6 Friday October 10th

 


 
 

Hot Courts  

Date:            Every Thursday evening
Time:           Drop-in (play continues from 6:30-9:30 pm)
Location:     Montclair Courts, Oakland (Mountain at Colton)
Cost:            $2 donation requested
Organizers :   Hans Boerner and Kenny Goodman
 
 
 
 
Hot Courts happen every Thursday evening, year-round.  Simply stop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (no partner needed) for some casual and fun doubles tennis.
 
The exact format varies, but generally consists of four no-ad games followed by a tiebreaker, after which those who had a bye on the previous round are brought in, partners and opponents are switched up, and play begins again.
 
The cost is only $2.00 per evening, which goes to help defray the costs of court maintenance and repair (nets, windscreens, etc.).
 
Join us!         
 
   







 


MIXED DOUBLES LADDER TOURNAMENT  2014                                

Date:              Sunday April 27th                          
Time:              9:30 am to 12:30 pm                              
Location:        Mills College                 

Cost:               $10 per person (members only) 

Organizers :    Thelma Lancaster
Register:         Mixed Doubles Ladder

Grab a gender partner that will make your team mixed, and join us Sunday, April 27th, at Mills College, 9:00 warm ups, 9:30 drop-dead exact start time (are you listening you-know-who?) and done by noonish. Please plan on staying to the conclusion of the tourney.

Depending on the number of entrants, we will have flights that work their way to a logical conclusion of ranking for the 2014 MTA Mixed Doubles Ladder ...perhaps. Only guarantee is that there will be lots of tennis!
Bring food to share, everything from morning starters to lunchish protein and goodies. Sign up by Friday April 25th, on Eventbrite. Both team members need to register and declare their partners.
Go Teams!





 


Interclub with El Cerrito Tennis Club 
                              

Date:              Friday May 2nd                         
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00 pm                              
Location:        Davie Stadium                

Cost:               $10 per person (members only) 

Organizers :    Robin Lee
Register:         El Cerrito Inter Club



Please join us for our first Interclub with El Cerrito!!

All MTAers are welcome. It'll be a potluck social, so bring a plate of some 
delectable to share and your tennis racquet. Beverages and balls will be 
provided.

Sign up soon because we're limiting attendance to the first 12 registrants 
(remember that there will be 12 from El Cerrito as well). Hope to see you there.







 


TGIF Tennis Social #1                    

Date:              Friday May 9th
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:        Davies Stadium
Cost:               $15 Members only ( Dinner is Included)
                       (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :    Susan Goodman
Register:         TGIF # 1 Social


We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie tennis stadium!

 

          ·    Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; no winner)

         ·   Food (banh mi sandwiches) provided at 7:45pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

         ·    Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks

 Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little bit earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

 The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun you have, you’ll want to join!

 Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman



                         



 
          

 
 
Spring Away Weekend                      
  


Date:           May 16-18, 2014
Location:   Pajaro Dunes, CA
Cost:           $20 per tennis player - must be current                          MTA member to play
Register:     Pajaro Dunes 2014                            


MTA is planning another fun-filled weekend at Pajaro Dunes, located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, 90 miles from the East Bay. This will be our fourth annual event at Pajaro Dunes. Many of us have experienced the pleasures of this spectacular coastal area, with numerous available activities such as walking or boating up the Elkhorn Slough http://elkhornslough.com/, where you can watch the antics of hundreds of playful sea otters, visiting Carmel by the Sea, a mere 30 minute drive, or hiking in the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve http://www.pointlobos.org/.  You can come for as long as you like.  Some stay 3 nights, many for less time.  Some condos offer a special rate of a 3rd night free with 2 paid nights.  

There are 3 ways to make your room reservations:
1) Call Karol Chambers at the Pajaro Dunes Resort Association: 800-564-1771
2) Go to the Pajaro Dunes website http://www.pajarodunes.com/index.php
3) Go to Vacation Rental By Owner: vrbo.com and select a condo of your choice.
Try for a condo in “Shorebirds” as that’s where most of us will be staying.
There are 1, 2, 3, and some 4 bedroom condos available! Get together with some others or reserve your own condo NOW…the sooner the better to get more desirable condos. 
For directions, photos, and more information, visit the Pajaro Dunes website at http://www.pajarodunes.com/index.php .

ESSENTIAL: Please make sure to register on Eventbrite for this event so we know how many will be in attendance at the dinner Sat eve – for which we will be making reservations and for configuring the tennis tournaments.  To do this, go to: http://www.montclairtennis.org/upcomingevents and scroll down to Pajaro Dunes. 
You must be a current MTA member to sign up for the tournaments.

The events for the weekend will include our traditional:
Friday evening Pot Luck dinner and socializing starting at 7:30 in a condo TBA
(Please bring a dish to share, your drink of choice, and the MTA will provide plates, cups, etc.) The instructions for the tournament will be announced at the pot luck. 
Sat. AM: Gender doubles tournament from around 9-1
Please sign up for the Sat. tourney with a partner of your choice, or if you do not have a partner, we will do our best to pair you up.
Sat. Afternoon ping pong tournament
Sat. Evening dinner at Jalisco, a nearby Mexican restaurant that we’ve enjoyed in the past: http://www.jaliscorestaurant.com/ in Watsonville, known for some of the best guacamole (prepared at the table) in the area
Sun. morning mixed doubles tournament from around 9-1
No advanced partner sign-up needed for Sunday.  The format will entail changing partners and will be announced on Sunday AM.

Of course you are welcome to participate in any or all events, and/or to spend time playing social tennis or ping-pong, relaxing, spending time with MTA folks and others you may want to invite along, stepping out of your condo door for a stroll on the beach, kite flying and/or enjoying the beautiful surrounding area.  There are always some non-tennis playing folks joining us.

If you have questions contact Rebecca Woolis at:  rebeccawoolis@montclairtennis.org.



    


    


 


TGIF Tennis Social #2                    

Date:              Friday June 20th
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location:        Davies Stadium
Cost:               $15 Members only ( Dinner is Included)
                       (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :    Susan Goodman
Register:         TGIF # 2 Social


We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie tennis stadium!

 

          ·    Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; no winner)

         ·   Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

         ·    Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks

 Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little bit earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

 The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun you have, you’ll want to join!

 Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman




   


                                                           

     


 
 

TGIF Tennis Social #3                    

Date:              Friday July 18th
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location:        Davies Stadium
Cost:               $15 Members only ( Dinner is Included)
                       (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :    Susan Goodman
Register:         TGIF # 3 Social


We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie tennis stadium!

 

          ·    Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; no winner)

         ·   Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

         ·    Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks

 Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little bit earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

 The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun you have, you’ll want to join!

 Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman











 

TGIF Tennis Social #4                    

Date:              Friday August 8th
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location:        Davies Stadium
Cost:               $15 Members only ( Dinner is Included)
                       (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :    Susan Goodman
Register:         TGIF # 4 Social


We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie tennis stadium!

 

          ·    Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; no winner)

         ·   Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

         ·    Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks

 Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little bit earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

 The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun you have, you’ll want to join!

 Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman

 



 

TGIF Tennis Social #5                    

Date:              Friday September 12th
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location:        Davies Stadium
Cost:               $15 Members only ( Dinner is Included)
                       (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :    Susan Goodman
Register:         TGIF # 5 Social


We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie tennis stadium!

 

          ·    Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; no winner)

         ·   Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

         ·    Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks

 Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little bit earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

 The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun you have, you’ll want to join!

 Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman






 

TGIF Tennis Social #6                    

Date:              Friday October 10th
Time:              6:00 pm to 9:00pm
Location:        Davies Stadium
Cost:               $15 Members only ( Dinner is Included)
                       (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :    Susan Goodman
Register:         TGIF # 6 Social


We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie tennis stadium!

 

          ·    Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; no winner)

         ·   Food (pizza and green salad) provided at 7:45pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

         ·    Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks

 Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little bit earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

 The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun you have, you’ll want to join!

 Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman